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unavoidable casualty


Legal Definition of unavoidable casualty

  1. :  unavoidable accident; also :  an unavoidable circumstance that prevents the timely performance of a procedural act (as the filing of an answer) by a party or the party's lawyer — compare excusable neglect

Additional Notes on unavoidable casualty

As with excusable neglect, showing evidence of unavoidable casualty will relieve a party from a default judgment or a time limit.

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capable of being understood in two ways

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